— September 14, 2006 —
- Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2006: Steps Toward Change
- January Bridge Building Trip to Guatemala: Student Applications Due
- Les Aspin Center honors Congressman and civil rights leader
- Al’s Run will necessitate closure of Wells Street
- Manresa seeks students for outreach
- Biological Sciences hosts Friday Seminar
- College of Nursing honored
- Is your information correct? Check it out!
- Diversity Meet and Greet today
- Raynor Memorial Library to host Fall Colloquium
- Best practices for managing your junk e-mail
- Gesu offers new ministry for those dealing with mental illness
- Enjoy Campus Town fall fest 2006 today
- Learn more about majors in the biological sciences
- Training scheduled for liturgical ministers
- Join the Senior Week Activities and Planning Team 2007
- Marquette Cheer tryouts set for next week
- Interested in participating in couples research?
- Group Fitness classes still have openings
- University events
1. Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2006: Steps Toward Change
A weeklong series of events is being planned Sept. 17-22 in connection with Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
Students are invited to gather in the Central Mall at 5 p.m. Sunday to participate in the kickoff event, creation of the largest human awareness ribbon. The Men of O’Donnell Hall will also begin the fourth annual Teeter Totter Marathon to raise funds for the Task Force on Family Violence.
On Monday, Sept. 18, a Soup with Substance lunch at noon in the Henke Lounge will feature Carmen Pitre, a local expert on family violence, and Kasey Ollie, health educator in Marquette’s Center for Health Education and Promotion. Their topic is: Human Rights and Social Justice – A New Way to Look at Family Violence.
Informational tables and the Clothesline Project will be at the AMU all week. The clothesline includes t-shirts designed by survivors of sexual violence.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple and teal, the colors of activism to end sexual violence. Purple and teal ribbons will be handed out at various events.
For further details surrounding the events and/or how to get your group involved, please call the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217 or visit the Website.
2. January Bridge Building Trip to Guatemala: Student Applications Due
Marquette University students are invited to apply for the 2007 bridge building trip to the highlands of Guatemala Jan. 3 – 13, 2007. Students and others will work with a Guatemalan organization, Programa de Ayuda para los Vecinos del Altiplano (PAVA) and Engineers without Borders to construct a concrete and steel bridge for an in-need community.
Students will work with hosts from Guatemala, and have an opportunity to learn about traditional Mayan life, sustainability, and the importance of infrastructure to society. Successful applicants will be strongly encouraged to take or audit CEEN 193 “Latin American Health Environment and Infrastructure,” (Spring 2007; M, W 5:45 – 7 PM).
Students from all colleges within the university may apply. However, space is limited, and it is probable that not all applicants will be accepted. Priority will be given to those students who describe a plan to integrate the experience within their classes, such as Latin American History (HIST 071), International Trade (ECON 156), National Security Affairs/ Preparation for Active Duty (AS 400), Plants, Pathogens, and People (BIOL 006), Civil Engineering Senior Design (CEEN 189), or other appropriate classes.
Students are encouraged to discuss the trip with their instructors and to include a brief integration plan with their application. The cost of airfare, food and housing will be approximately $1,200. An application, two letters of recommendation and signed waiver are due before Sept. 29, 2006. Application and waiver forms can be found online. Contact Dr. Daniel Zitomer for additional details.
3. Les Aspin Center honors Congressman and civil rights leader
Noted civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia will receive the Les Aspin Democracy Award from Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government Monday.
Lewis will be recognized for his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement and for his tireless efforts on the issues of race relations, poverty, and the problems that plague cities. He was a lead organizer and keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington in August 1963. In 1964, Lewis coordinated voter registration drives and community action programs during the Mississippi Freedom Summer. The following year, Lewis led more than 600 peaceful protestors across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on Mar. 7, 1965. They intended to march from Selma to Montgomery to demonstrate the need for voting rights in the state. The marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers in a confrontation that became known as "Bloody Sunday." News broadcasts and photographs revealing the cruelty of the segregated South helped hasten the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
After serving on the Atlanta City Council, Lewis was elected to Congress in November 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since then.
Past Aspin Center honorees have included Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Senators Robert and Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and General Brent Scowcroft.
More information on the Les Aspin Center for Government is available online.
4. Al’s Run will necessitate closure of Wells Street
Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital on Saturday will necessitate the closure of Wells Street between 10th and 16th Streets from approximately 7 to 11 a.m. Therefore, there will be no access to parking lots A and D.
The Wells Street structure will be accessible only from Kilbourn, and lot F will be reached only from Wisconsin Avenue.
Those participating the run or coming to campus Saturday morning are encouraged to use Parking Structure #1. Both the 16th and 17th Street gates will be open, and there will be no visitor charge or permit requirement.
Haven’t register for the run and walk? You can still do so online. Be sure you indicate that you are a Marquette participant! You can also register on-site at Schroeder Field at 13th and Wells.
5. Manresa seeks students for outreach
Interested in helping others piece together their futures? Be part of the Manresa Project Outreach Team to help others find their place in the world. The Outreach Team will be engaging in discussion about discernment and vocation with their peers in various settings in order to bring each individual to a deeper understanding of their personal vocation. If you are interested in being a part of the new program applications are available online.
Applications are due Sept. 18 in room 121 of the AMU. Any questions, contact Dominique George.
6. Biological Sciences hosts Friday Seminar
The featured speaker at this week’s Friday Seminar, hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences, is Dr. John E. Speich from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He will speak about the “Characterization and Modeling of Adjustable Passive Stiffness in Smooth Muscle.”
The session begins at 3:30 p.m. in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building.
The seminars are free and open to the public as well as students, faculty and staff. They are supported by the School Endowment and the Wehr Foundation.
7. College of Nursing honored
Dean Lea Acord accepted the 2006 Hope & Spirit Award from Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Wednesday on behalf of the College of Nursing.
Hope & Spirit Award winners are selected for demonstrating a dedication to improving the health status of the community; resolve to address a serious healthcare challenge;passion and courage; and the ability to inspire others.
Pamela Maxson-Cooper, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Froedert Hospital, said, "Your present and former students make incredible things happen at Froedtert everyday."
8. Is your information correct? Check it out!
MyJob, an online resource for faculty, staff and student workers that centralizes employee information in a single location, contains personal information for all employees, including address, phone number and emergency contacts, as well as employment, salary and vacation history. The information comes from the university’s HR/payroll data base.
Beginning in late October, all employees will need to access MyJob to verify personal information and to make benefits selections during the annual enrollment period.
To check out your information on MyJob, just log in. The site is password-protected, using your CheckMarq user name and password. If you have any questions regarding access to the program, please contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799; for questions on the content of MyJob, contact Human Resources at 8-7305.
9. Diversity Meet and Greet today
There will be a Diversity Meet and Greet today (Sept. 14) in the AMU ballrooms from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for students of color to meet and talk with faculty, administrators and staff of color, as well as all other university personnel and students who are interested. There will be refreshments, a brief address by Dr. Keenan Grenell, the Associate Provost for Diversity, and a poetry performance by Power of Word. For more information, please contact Pam Peters at 8-7205 or Mike Zebrowski at 8-7172.
10. Raynor Memorial Library to host Fall Colloquium
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Fall Library Colloquium on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. Associate Professor of Theology Deirdre Dempsey will discuss her six-week summer trip to Syria, where she served as epigrapher for an archeological dig at Tell Qarqur in northwestern Syria. Dempsey’s presentation will include a slide show of photographs taken at Tell Qarqur and cover significant finds from past seasons of excavation. The event is free and will be held in the Beaumier Suites on the lower level of the library.
11. Best practices for managing your junk e-mail
Marquette University’s eMarq e-mail system provides an advanced, server-side SPAM filtering technology which detects the most obvious types of SPAM messages. These SPAM messages will be diverted to your “Junk E-mail” folder, which resides on the e-mail server and is viewable via Outlook and Outlook Web Access (OWA).
It is recommended you check your junk folder on a regular basis to ensure there are no legitimate messages being routed to this folder and to delete your junk email as it is counted as part of your e-mail quota. Viewing messages in this folder will not infect your computer as the eMarq system scans and removes viruses before delivery to your Inbox.
Should you detect legitimate e-mail in your junk folder it is recommended you configure the sender as a “safe sender”. This is an individual user setting and will ensure future e-mail from that sender are routed to your Inbox. For instructions on setting safe senders, go online.
For more information or to schedule a consult with your Technical Support Specialist for assistance please contact the IT Services Help Desk or 8-7799
12. Gesu offers new ministry for those dealing with mental illness
“Faith in Recovery” – A Mental Health Ministry in Faith Communities will begin daytime support group meetings at Gesu Parish Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, beginning Sept. 18. An evening group is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will continue monthly on each firstt Monday.
The vision of Faith in Recovery is the belief that spirituality plays an important role for faith communities to support individuals and families dealing with mental illness. These are NEW groups open to all individuals living with mental illness, family members and advocates. Please share this information with others who may benefit; all are welcome. Questions? Call Marcia, Gesu Parish Nurse, at 8-5288.
13. Enjoy Campus Town Fall Fest 2006 today
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Campus Town’s Fall Fest today (Sept. 14) from 6 to 11 p.m. on AMU Westowne Square. The event will feature food, virtual golf, a mechanical bull, a bungee run, a visit by radio personalities from 102.1 F.M. and a live performance by local band Mount Olive. Various prizes, including a motor scooter, MP3 player, and an autographed Steve Novak jersey, will be awarded as well.
14. Learn more about majors in the biological sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is hosting an information session and cookout on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Learn more about majors in biological sciences, physiological sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology. Seniors will discuss their programs at 4 p.m. in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building, followed by discussion groups and a social with brats, soda and volleyball from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
15. Training scheduled for liturgical ministers
University Ministry will sponsor Liturgical Ministry training for students interested in serving as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, ministers of hospitality, acolytes (altar servers), and cantors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Chapel of the Holy Family (in the AMU). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Baumgardt, Liturgy Director.
16. Join the Senior Week Activities and Planning Team 2007
MUSG is looking for current seniors to help with planning their last week at Marquette and sophomores and juniors to carry-out events/activities.
Applications are now available in the MUSG office, AMU 133, for the Senior Week Activities and Planning Team. Applications are due Monday, Oct. 2, by 4:30 p.m. to the MUSG office.
Questions? Contact MUSG Program VP, Stephen Ryan.
17. Marquette Cheer tryouts set for next week
Marquette Cheer tryouts will be held Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 18-20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marquette Gym. For information about the co-ed cheer tryouts, contact Mary Larkin at (414) 313-4649.
18. Interested in participating in couples research?
Looking for couples to participate in a Marquette University Research Project investigating romantic relationships in the college student population. This project has been approved by the university’s Institutional Review Board. In order to be eligible for the project, you and your partner must be between 18 and 24 years of age and dating for at least one month exclusively. Monetary compensation totaling $15 per person is provided for your participation. Extra credit plus $10 is provided to students in select psychology courses. The study involves a one-hour, on-campus session with your partner and two 10-minute follow-up sessions conducted individually via email. If you are interested in participating, or would like more information about the study, please send an email to Diana Robbins.
19. Group Fitness classes still have openings
The following Group Fitness classes still have a few openings:
For more details, pick up a brochure at the Helfaer Recreation Center.
- Cardio Tone – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 a.m. AND Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon
- Stability Ball – Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
- Intense Body Conditioning – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Spinning – Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
- Circuit Exercise - Variety of days/times available
20. University Events
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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